Music while working?

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Music while working?

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Do you find playing music helps or hinders you when you're doing a task? It can be doing chores, doing your job or anything else- when do you find music helpful versus not helpful?

I find music helps me at points when I'm writing, but only at times. I have times where I need total silence to work. Chores, however, are usually always easier with music or TV on. The only 'chore' I can't have any sound during is getting my meds put together to take. I make a ton of mistakes when there's noise while I'm doing that.
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I listen to music if i need to take a decision regarding my online projects. It really helps me to focus and make good decision.
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Post by Juneberry »

Oh? That's quite interesting! I should try that. I'm a terribly indecisive person.
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Post by Megan »

I usually am listening to music. Whether or not I'm working. Some music is real nice to work to though. I used to especially like the Chrono Cross and Inuyasha soundtracks for that.

Though depending on the work and the music sometimes it can be distracting.
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Post by Spook of the lost »

I usually listen to steampunk, dark country, power metal, or synthwave when I'm working, both at my job and on my projects.
I find it helps me more easily enter a working state of mind if I'm not thinking about today but about a different tomorrow.
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Post by 22_22 »

There are many times when I feel this works well for me but it is generally when I am doing mundane or easy to concentrate on tasks (such as cleaning my room or tidying up my assignments). This is because otherwise I find it really tedious and demotivating. Whereas if I am really stressed or if its something I need to focus on like reading course material then I must work in complete silence. I find that even the slightest noises can be distracted, especially if you are trying to 'be in the zone' whilst working.

I also have different songs and playlists that I like to play based on the context, that can help me in such situations.
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Real music definitely hinders me whilst working. However, gaming music in the background seems to make me moire productive!
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Music is definitely something that I personally enjoy. I don't find it hinders me from a task at all. I usually am able to get along with what I'm doing just fine to an extent. Sometimes it does keep me from focusing depending on what type of music it is. I like rap and rock and heavy metal. Without music the world would be more lost than they already are. It has a way to soothe the soul or give it an up-beat. There are many gifts that come with listening to music. Kind of like the birds singing. It helps with understanding yourself a lot better.
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Post by slooroo »

Depends on my mood. In college I used to blast whole albums and just zone out while working on papers. I could get the same amount done in a couple hours that took some people a month that way.
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I listen to music mostly BTS when I working on my stories because it helps me focus more on the story.
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